The anatomy of a great deception

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This film runs for one and a half hours which almost put me off watching it but I highly recommend it if you haven’t already seen it.

Too many people in it (experts and not) say the same or similar and consistent things.

Audience reaction to the film at Arizona State University

red-star

18 thoughts on “The anatomy of a great deception

  1. Thanks Phil. A very well made video. Perhaps the US govt. is the only one in the world that could get away with not commissioning a proper investigation. Something about blind loyalty. Given that so many foreigners have died and had their lives ruined and national economies have suffered major damage by the US govt.’s reaction to this event, feigned thought it might have been, I see no reason why foreign pressure should not be brought to bear. It seems odd to me that Saudi Arabia is not putting the pressure on. It is also seems odd that the govt. did not find it obvious that Bin Laden was not responsible right from the start. It is particularly important to the plausibility of any conspiracy theory, I think, that at the time the President was clearly the intellectually-transparent puppet of darker forces.

    Shame really. For a moment there the US people had the sympathy of the whole world. It could have been the moment the US began to heal the rift with most of its enemies and improved the world. But like petulant teenager it threw wisdom to the winds and decided to make it much deeper and wider. At the time and right now I was and am genuinely upset at the utter stupidity of missing this opportunity.

    As for the consequent decision on Iraq, here in the UK we just have to live with the constant shame and embarrassment. This is the scandal we cannot get investigated properly. Probably no coincidence.

    Sorry, The whole thing makes me mad.

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    • Hi Peter,

      I almost didn’t watch it, both because of its length and because I thought it might have been a ‘wildcard entry’, but I am very glad that I did watch it.

      On the point of servility (in my view, not to ‘Americans’, many of whom are likewise disgusted with and deeply concerned about the behaviour of their government [I follow the blog of one who has found home outside the US] but) to the US capitalist class, I often wonder what Americans, who had their own Revolution, think of and say about Australians when they are away from them.

      Australian servility, previously to the British capitalist class and now to the American, all in the name of a declining and increasingly desperate and dangerous Western supremacism, is truly repulsive: ‘From the skirts of one nation (without release) to the coat-tails of another.’

      The compere of a Radio National program in Australia (Late Night Live/Phillip Adams) is recommending that his listeners (I am one) see a recent doco on Edward Snowden. He said he believes Snowden is only motivated by the highest principles – which I never doubted. I will be going to see it.

      Best regards, Phil

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  2. hey Phil, thought provoking as usual. One fact destroys the CNN/NSA explanation — plane fuel does not burn hot enuff to melt steel. plain and simple. when you get into the back stories of the records that were in bldg 7, and have the loathesome ‘owner’ admit on tape that the ‘decision was made to pull the bldg’ there’s no question that the truth is v different from the cover story. but the war machine needs to keep grinding away and 9-11 allowed the ‘war on terror’ to begin in earnest.
    talk about an ‘axis of evil’ but don’t get me started.
    best wishes
    Austin

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    • Hi Austin,

      thanks for your thoughts. When I posted it (I nearly didn’t watch it) I wondered if you had seen it. The implications of this excellently put-together documentary are extraordinary, ‘surpassing’ the Nazi burning of the Reichstag, the ‘Gulf of Tonkin incident’, WMDs etc. because the charge is that Americans did this, and on this scale, to their own people.

      I note the Statue of Liberty between the two towers in the opening shot of the documentary.

      The compere of a radio show I listen to is highly recommending an interview of Edward Snowden that has just come out and I will be making a point of seeing it.

      Best wishes, Filippo

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  3. Thanks for sharing this clip, Phil. I really enjoyed watching it, especially the end where the presenter touched on the emotional impact on people who jumps into a rabbit hole like this.

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    • Hi Yi Ping Wang,
      I saw in this documentary an argument that there is a class of people who would do anything to achieve their ends and maintain their power, including against their own people, a class for whom cynicism and lying are the mere entry points to their thinking and behaviour and, related to that, that there are, in our midst, so many people knowingly willing to do their bidding and cover for the most horrendous crimes.

      I also saw from beginning to end the argument that those on the receiving end of such thinking and behaviour must become conscious of, reflect on and oppose it.
      Phil

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      • Dear Phil, to me your perceptions on this matter are entirely correct, and I found it takes great courage to admit such inconvenient truth for most people who live under such oppressive regime. In Australia unfortunately I found that most people are more willing to accept the convenient untruth, while the people in the US are more willing to question the authority (which is the spirit of true democracy). To me 911 is just a tip of the iceberg when it comes to western governments betraying their own people as I see most of their policies (whether international or domestic) qualify the exploitative nature of capitalism. Personally I certainly found that suffering is blessing in disguise as without the suffering that I encountered I would not come to understand these inconvenient truths, as I wonder if the majority of Australians are too ‘tough and resilient’ to question the causes of these sufferings.

        Thank you for sharing this wonderful production and your valuable insights on this matter.

        Best Wishes
        Yi Ping Wang

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      • Hello Yi Ping Wang,

        thank you for your thoughtful comment. Your previous comment that I made into a post is getting an excellent response. Would you like to do a guest post on a subject of your choice, as short or as long as you wish, that I could put on my blog?

        Best regards, Phil

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      • Dear Phil, thank you for your kind invitation. I am afraid I am more of a commenter than a blogger. I look forward to be inspired by your valuable insights, and if you find any of my ideas worthwhile please feel free to share. 🙂

        Best regards, Yi Ping Wang

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      • Hi Phil I just feel compelled to sharing with you an enlightening experience at this event in Canberra called Enlighten which is a light show on the façade of landmark buildings. As I saw the words #Occupy, #Umbrella Revolution and #Je Suis Charlie shone on the façade of the Old Parliament House (or now the Museum of Democracy), I had less doubtful of the driving force behind these movements, or perhaps more precisely these covert operations. As Hermes Trismegistus taught ‘as within so without’, I really don’t think the authorities that resort to oppressive and destructive foreign policies to force regime changes overseas are capable of treating their own people any kinder.

        Best Regards
        Yi Ping Wang

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      • Hi Yi Ping Wang,

        I was reading today about the US capitalist class’s fire-bombing of Tokyo in the second world war. I heard on ABC radio this morning that LeMay admitted that if he had been on the losing side he would have been declared a war criminal.

        To wind the people of a nation up and drive them to war in and against another country is one thing but to do what is suggested and on the scale required in ‘The anatomy of a great deception’, with the consequences it had and the implications it has, is, in my view, another – total war against one’s own people.

        Best wishes,

        Phil

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      • Dear Phil, thanks for sharing the information with me. I think both convert operations and totally wars against its own people reflect a failure on the part of the authorities to lay down the moral foundations for modern civilizations. As a member of the general public, I wonder what else I can do in the face of such atrocities other than searching and sharing the truth as I see it. And as I am deeply upset with the lives these oppressive authorities destroy, I wonder how could this madness be stopped.

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      • Hi Phil, what I am trying to say is that “sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” When selfishness and exploitation are the ruling spirit of the authorities, the policies they adopt whether international or domestic will inevitably reflect this ruling spirit. While I understand and agree with you that the prospect of a total war against its own people is totally overwhelming and unacceptable, I don’t think this really came as a surprise for me.

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      • Hi Yi Ping Wang,
        you processed ‘While I understand and agree with you that the prospect of a total war against its own people is totally overwhelming and unacceptable, I don’t think this really came as a surprise for me.’ Would you like to expand on that?
        Phil

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      • Well, I think character comes from what people do, and what people do comes from what they believe and value. I have been shocked to see how vicious people behave in the government with regard to the law and the lack of moral constraint on their part. My continuous discoveries of the deceptions and manipulations on the part of the mainstream media and authorities in the west (including the 911 cover-up among many others) really just confirms ‘as within so without’. I think there are basic moral/psychological principles ruling human behaviours just like basic principles of physics ruling the workings of the material world. Understanding these principles helps us develop discernment to see through lies. As I said before that actions determines character, while wicked character comes from the doings defying moral constraints, wise and discerning character can not be sustained without actions adhering to the moral constraints. The governments in the west indulge in defying moral constraints, and uses mainstream propaganda to encourage its people to do the same hence hoping them to lose the discernment to see through lies and manipulations, however not every one are meant to be morally corrupt like they would have hoped. Actions speaks louder than words.

        I hope this is relevant to your query Phil, but if not, please let me know any particular areas that you would like me to expand on.

        Best Regards
        Yi Ping Wang

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